SoraNews24

SoraNews24 is a Tokyo-based news site. In 2008, our sister site, RocketNews24 published its first Japanese-language article, and two years later came the start of our English site, which originally existed exclusively to translate articles from our Japanese colleagues. Over time we’ve expanded the amount of English-language content we produce while maintaining a focus on fun, weird, and intriguing news from Asia, particularly Japan.

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Crossdressing Japanese teen’s outing inspires boys’ love style fan manga

English-language short comic attracts the attention of the real-life teen who inspired it.

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Free hugs? This woman offers free breasts to men, women and foreign tourists in Tokyo.

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You don’t have to have an interest in cars or gadgets to want what this girl’s selling.

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A rare sighting of a very limited-edition Starbucks Frappuccino.

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Mr Sato and his friend Butch paid a visit to the biennial auto show ahead of its official opening day.

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Chinese people busted sleeping in beds at Ikea in new online video

Watch as a group of vigilantes goes around Ikea in China, using interesting tactics to get people up out of the beds in the store.

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Halloween is the perfect time to pick up Japanese women, according to new survey

Poll results show the majority of women are happy when men strike up conversations with them at Halloween.

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Tokyo school teaches cross-dressing men, transgender individuals to move and speak femininely

Classes include voice training, makeup clinics.

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Japanese men reveal the Halloween costumes they most want to see on women【Survey】

Responses indicate that what men want and what women actually wear are not always the same thing.

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Product’s claims to make breasts five times bigger prove to be every bit as dramatic as they say.

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Japanese high school girls’ culture festival celebrates the art of student cosplay 【Photos】

We take a look at the nine schoolgirl cosplayers attending this year’s school festival.

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